WICHITA FALLS — Wichita Falls Hirschi had the ball for only two plays in the third quarter.
One was a 65-yard touchdown run by Torrance Cooper on the first play of the second half.
The next time the Huskies got the ball, Cedric Battle broke loose for an 80-yard TD.
Those two long touchdown runs in the second half were all Hirschi needed to wrap up a 36-14 win over Krum on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.
The Huskies are now 3-1. The Bobcats are 2-3.
“I thought we played hard and bounced back from a tough loss to win the homecoming game for our seniors,” Hirschi coach Cody Slater said.
Battle finished with 212 of total offense — 163 rushing and 49 receiving
Torrance Cooper ran nine times for 87 yards, while twin brother Terrence ran six times for 71 yards and completed 9 of 16 passes for 124 yards.
Krum threw the ball just seven times and the only one that was caught was by Hirschi’s Deshawn Harley.
Brennan Ellis, Krum’s top offensive weapon, reportedly had been battling the flu all week and wore down after carrying the ball 15 times for 53 yards in the opening quarter.
He sat out the second quarter and carried just six times for 19 yards in the second half.
But with Ellis hurting, the Bobcats found a another offensive weapon in senior Ian Concepcion, who ran 12 times for 140 yards and a pair of second-half touchdowns worth 3 and 11 yards.
The second play after a scoreless first quarter was a 52-yard punt by Colten Graham that pinned the Huskies at their own 1-yard line.
No problem for Terrence Cooper, who took off on a 71-yard run on the third play of the drive, setting up Battle’s 19-yard touchdown run for the game’s first score and a 7-0 Hirschi lead with 9:52 left in the first half.
After Terrence Cooper sacked Graham for a 4-yard loss, the Bobcats were forced to punt again.
This time Battle snared it and returned it 55 yards to the Krum 25.
On the second play Terrence Cooper hooked up with Harley for a 17-yard TD and a 14-0 lead with 6:44 remaining until halftime.
Harley would then make his presence known on the defensive side of the ball, swiping a Graham pass at the Krum 23.
The 6-foot-5 junior then did his thing on offense again, catching an 18-yard pass from Cooper. Battle then muscled his way in from the 8 for a 22-0 that held up until halftime.
If the Bobcats thought they were still in the game, Cooper and Battle ended that with their two long TD runs in the third quarter.
Wichita Falls Hirschi 36, Krum 14
HI — Cedric Battle 19 run (Luis Enriquez kick)
HI — Deshawn Harley 17 pass from Terrence Cooper (Enriquez kick)
HI — Battle 8 run (Allen Hickman pass from Rico Shumpert)
HI — Torrance Cooper 65 run (Enriquez kick)
HI — Battle 80 run (kick failed)
KR — Ian Concepcion 3 run (kick failed)
KR — Concepcion 11 run (Brennan Ellis run)
Rushing — KR: Brennan Ellis 21-72, Colten Graham 2-2, Christian Martinez 8-35, Ian Concepcion 12-140, Dylan Serna 1-2, HI: Terrence Cooper 6-71, Cedric Battle 12-163, Torrance Cooper 9-87, Lakarl Williams 1-8, Deonte Canada 1-2, TEAM 2-(-12).
Passing — KR: Colten Graham 0-7-1 0, HI: Terrence Cooper 9-16-0 124.
Receiving — HI: Deshawn Harley 2-35, Torrance Cooper 2-11, Cedric Battle 2-49, Allen Hickman 2-23, Rico Shumpert 1-6.